The development of a learning programme that is intrinsically motivated, self-directed, interest-driven and, to a large degree, self-assessed has been identified as an educational aim for St Peter’s Boys Prep School in Witkoppen, Johannesburg, Gauteng, for some time.
A completely unforeseen event in May 2015 – massive roadworks around the school – forced our hand. We were left with little choice but to implement a programme that allowed flexibility with regard to the start of school in the mornings and even compulsory school attendance. Emergency planning took place and our teachers were given one day to prepare work packs that would allow for online learning from home.
The complete article, originally from Independent Education magazine, is available for download below.